June 21 2024, 2:00pm

Alton Midwest Nationals F1 Powerboat Racing 2024

Alton Midwest Nationals F1 Powerboat Racing 2024

Alton Riverfront, Riverfront Park

Landmarks Blvd. between Piasa St. & Henry St.
Alton, Illinois 62002

  • Time: 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Ever dreamed of watching boats flying across the waters of the Mississippi River at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour? Formula 1 Powerboat racing is coming to Alton June 21 - 23! The race series will take place on the Mississippi River at the Alton riverfront with a series of six to eight races. The races will include the sleek and glamorous F1 Powerboats, 12-foot Tunnel boats, Tri-Hulls based on a pleasure boat design and J-Hydro, 12-foot Knee Rider Boats for racers ages 9 to 16 years. Kick off the event on Belle Street at Mac's the evening of June 21 with a Meet & Greet Street Party where you can meet drivers, see the racing boats up close and personal, and grab some food. Watch races throughout the day on Saturday, June 22, and join a Driver's Sponsor Appreciation Party at 6 PM, and continue with more races Sunday, June 23, with an end-of-event Awards Presentation at 4 PM in Riverfront Park!

Tentative Schedule:

Friday June 21
2 – 3 PM Formula 1 Testing
3 – 4 PM Formula Lights Testing
4 – 4:30 PM Tri-Hull Testing
4:30 – 5:30 PM Formula 1 Testing
6:30 – 8:30 PM Kickoff Drivers Meet & Greet Street Party at Mac’s

Saturday June 22
7 – 8:30 AM Safety Inspection/ Registration
8:30 AM Drivers Meeting Formula 1 & Formula Light Only
9 AM Tri-Hull Testing
9:30 AM Formula 1 Testing
10 AM Formula Lights Testing
10:20 AM Formula Lights Qualifying, 3 Minutes + 1 Lap
11 AM Formula 1 Qualifying, 4 Minutes + 1 Lap
11:40 AM J-Hydro Testing
12 PM Drivers Meeting All Classes – River Open
1 PM Tri-Hull – Heat 1, 7 Laps, Draw for Position
1:20 PM Formula 1 - Group A, Heat 1, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap
2 PM Formula Lights – Heat 1, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap
2:30 PM Formula 1 – Group B, Heat 1, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap
3 PM J-Hydro – Heat 1, 3 Laps
3:15 PM River Open
3:45 PM J-Hydro – Heat 2, 3 Laps
4 PM Tri-Hull – Heat 2, 7 Laps – Reverse Order of Finish
4:20 PM Formula 1 – Group A, Heat 2, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap - Reverse Order of Finish
4:50 PM Formula Lights – Heat 2, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap – Reverse Order of Finish
5:20 PM Formula 1 – Group B, Heat 2, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap – Reverse Order of Finish
6 PM Drivers Sponsor Appreciation Party

Sunday June 23
9 AM Formula Lights – Heat 3, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap – Reverse Order of Points
10 AM J-Hydro – Heat 3, 3 Laps – Reverse Order of Points
10:30 AM Tri-Hull – Heat 3, 7 Laps – Reverse Order of Points
11 AM Driver’s Meeting – River Open
12 PM Formula 1 – Group A, Heat 3, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap – Reverse Order of Points
12:30 PM Tri-Hull – Heat 4, 7 Laps – Reverse Order of Points
12:50 PM Formula 1 – Group B, Heat 3, 6 Minutes + 1 Lap = Reverse Order of Points
1:15 PM J-Hydro – Final, 5 Laps
1:30 PM Formula Lights – Final, 15 Minutes + 1 Lap
2 PM River Open
2:30 PM Tri-Hull – Final, 20 Laps
3:15 PM Formula 1 – Final, 17 Minutes + 1 Lap
4 PM Awards Presentation at Riverfront Park – River Open

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, June 22 2024
  • Sunday, June 23 2024

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